MADRID: Barcelona attacker Ansu Fati and Real Madrid defender Nacho were called up to the Spain squad for the Nations League finals on Monday after injuries to Nico Williams and David Garcia.

Williams was replaced just after the hour mark in Athletic Bilbao’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Sunday.

Garcia was injured in Osasuna’s 2-1 victory over Girona on the same day.

After receiving medical reports from Osasuna, coach Luis de la Fuente gave the nod to the 33-year-old Nacho to link up with the squad.

Fati, 20, made the last of his seven Spain appearances during December’s World Cup last 16 loss to Morocco.

Spain will play Italy on June 15, a day after the opening Nations League semi-final between the Netherlands and Croatia.

The winners of each semi will face off in the final in Rotterdam on June 18.

Later on Monday, the Spanish Football Federation announced La Roja would face Brazil in a friendly in March 2024 to raise awareness for the fight against racism.

Last month, Madrid’s Brasil forward Vinicius Junior said Spain was seen a “racist country” in his homeland after he received abuse during a game at Valencia. -AFP